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The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld an anonymous complaint saying that advertisements encouraging smokers to switch to e-cigarettes as safer alternatives are against EU law. more

Sep 12, 2017 6:00 AM Products

Since May, tobacco products placed on the market in EU countries have had to comply with the Tobacco Products Directive. Japan Tobacco International says that this is over-regulation and someone needs to be held accountable. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 AM News

The Global Taskforce for Tobacco Free Portfolios has met with resistance from European fund managers. more

Nov 1, 2016 9:00 AM News

The latest cigarette trafficking reports have shown the tobacco industry has been right all along. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

A new report says that 53 billion illegal cigarettes were consumed in member states last year. more

Jul 1, 2016 12:00 AM News

EU countries are preparing to tax e-cigarettes under the same regime as normal cigarettes, in a move likely to increase prices and to prompt a fight by lobbyists in Brussels. more

May 7, 2016 12:00 AM E-Cigs

Legislation to control tobacco products is becoming more stringent and operating in this sector is increasingly complex with new ever-changing legislative requirements. more

May 2, 2016 12:00 AM Features

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From the Associate editor


Is anyone accountable for their own life anymore?

Alcohol and sugar are found to be a health risk but the tobacco industry faces harshest criticism.

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